Windows 10: Videos on Forums Suddenly Show As Black Box Only, Windows 10, IE11? Solved

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  1.    01 Feb 2017 #1

    Videos on Forums Suddenly Show As Black Box Only, Windows 10, IE11?


    Today I noticed I can't see any youtube videos that were posted on any forums using IE11 on my Windows 10 computer. This has never been a problem in the past and I wonder what caused the change and if anyone knows how to fix it.

    If I use the Edge browser, I can see them normally.......but I don't want to use Edge. Please help, any advice appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 3,434
    EL Capitan
       01 Feb 2017 #2

    Are you using HTML5 to watch Youtube or Flash? If it works in Firefox or Chrome, that means that Edge is locked down from the Internet Explorer security options in the control panel. IE11 is no longer supported by Microsoft, since they are now concentrating on Edge.
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  3.    02 Feb 2017 #3

    I'm not sure Bro67, if I'm using HTML5 or Flash. I only have the Edge that came on the Windows 10 computer (desktop) and IE11. Is this strange that it happened overnight? One day I can see videos just fine and the next black boxes on IE? Any simple change in control panel I can do to fix this?

    I'm considering downloading Firefox too if this continues to be an unresolved problem. Thanks for your reply.
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  4. Posts : 639
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       02 Feb 2017 #4

    In IE11 check the ActiveX Filtering option and make sure it is not checked.

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    Jim
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    EL Capitan
       03 Feb 2017 #5

    Check settings at this page. YouTube I use Chrome and do not have any issues. Get away from Internet Explorer/Edge, so that you are better protected from bad websites with the extensions available.
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  6.    03 Feb 2017 #6

    Phone Man said: View Post
    In IE11 check the ActiveX Filtering option and make sure it is not checked.

    Jim
    Thanks Jim, just tried that and restarted my computer, didn't work. I guess I check the Active X box again since I don't know what it's really used for.
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       03 Feb 2017 #7

    Bigfoot said: View Post
    Thanks Jim, just tried that and restarted my computer, didn't work. I guess I check the Active X box again since I don't know what it's really used for.
    Not sure what it does but Flash uses it and if it is checked then Flash won't work.


    Jim
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  8. Posts : 248
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 64bit
       03 Feb 2017 #8

    bro67 said: View Post
    . IE11 is no longer supported by Microsoft, .

    Are you sure ?

    @Bigfoot - Reset IE to see if any help (InternetOptions/Advanced/Reset)

    Best to use Chrome/Firefox as a 3rd browser. IE sometimes does not display videos/photos on webpages or the complete page on my system.
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Feb 2017 #9

    bro67 said: View Post
    ...IE11 is no longer supported by Microsoft, since they are now concentrating on Edge.
    torre said: View Post
    Are you sure ?
    Internet Explorer is still supported by Microsoft because their Enterprise customers still need it.

    Microsoft TechNet said:
    Microsoft Edge is the default browser experience for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. However, if you're running web apps that need ActiveX controls, we recommend that you continue to use Internet Explorer 11 for them....

    ...IE11 offers enterprises additional security, manageability, performance, backward compatibility, and modern standards support.
    Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (Microsoft Edge for IT Pros)
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  10.    07 Feb 2017 #10

    I went back to IE 11 because Chrome is just too slow. FireFox work great, but I will stick to IE 11.
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